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State scan: Has Goa become the go-to party-hopping destination in India?

Goa isn't new to defections. Political analysts say there have been at least 10 major episodes of defections since the state was liberated in the early 1960s

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Goa | Congress | BJP

Ashish Tiwari 



Goa MLAs
Never has any ruling party in Goa had 33 MLAs in the 40-seat Assembly

Has become the go-to party-hopping destination in India? From the United Goans Party’s (UGP’s) split in 1966 to former chief minister Digambar Kamat defecting to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with seven other legislators earlier this month, there have been a fair number of episodes of defections in the state.

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First Published: Sun, October 02 2022. 22:12 IST

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